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Sheila Fitzpatrick Prof. Fitzpatrick has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students at the University of Chicago. Office: Phone: Email
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Russian History and the College

Oxford University, DPhil '69

Recent Research / Recent Publications

  • Mischka's War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s. Melbourne University Press, 2017.

  • A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia. Melbourne University Press, 2013.

  • My Father's Daughter. Melbourne University Press, 2010 (Australian Historical Association's Magarey Medal for Biography)

  • Tear off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia. Princeton University Press, 2005.

  • (ed.). Stalinism: New Directions. New York: Routledge, 2000.

  • (ed. with Yuri Slezkine). In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

  • Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

  • (ed. with Robert Gellately). Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789–1989. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

  • Stalin's Peasants: Resistance and Survival in the Russian Village after Collectivization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

  • The Cultural Front. Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia. Ithaca: NY: Cornell University Press, 1992.

  • The Russian Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1st ed., 1982/3; 2nd revised ed. 1994; 3rd (revised) ed. 2007.

  • Education and Social Mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921–1932. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

  • (ed.). Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1928–1931. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1978.

  • The Commissariat of Enlightenment. Soviet Organization of Education and the Arts under Lunacharsky, 1917–1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970.

  • "The Soviet Union in the 21st Century." Journal of European Studies 37, no. 1 (2007).

  • "Social Parasites: How Tramps, Idle Youth, and Busy Entrepreneurs Impeded the Soviet March to Communism." Cahiers du monde russe et soviétique 47, no. 1–2 (2006).

  • "Happiness and Toska: A Study of Emotions in 1930s Russia." Australian Journal of Politics and History 50, no. 3 (2004).

  • "Politics as Practice: Thoughts on a New Soviet Political History." Kritika 5, no. 1 (2004).

  • "Vengeance and Ressentiment in the Russian Revolution." French Historical Studies 24, no. 4 (2001).